Dawson Falls, Wells Gray Provincial Park

About this Site

Dawson Falls is about 5km from Helmcken.  It is a short falls, probably about 8 meters high, but about 90 meters wide, the widest of the Wells Gray falls.  In the spring, it has a tremendous flow.  But, as you can see from my images and video, the falls were entirely frozen across.  Pretty amazing.  You can see gaps in the ice face where water is flowing underneath the ice, but it is a pretty solid wall/sheet of ice over the flowing water.  I don't know if this was a particurly cold winter for the area, but other winter images of Dawson Falls don't have this same level of ice coverage.

In the media below, the first panarama below offers a nice view of the entire falls, where you can see how deep the freeze was.  The wall is cracking and there is considerable exposed water now at the base of the falls.  The river up and downstream are still fairly ice bound.  The second video shows the water flow in the open areas around the ice.  The third panarama provides a nice view of the entire area.  

Here is a link to the Wells Gray waterfalls page. I plan to make a trip in the spring when the ice should be gone and the river is wild. So stay tuned.




Most of these panoramas are 360 degree, though one is 180 degrees, across the cliff face.  The Panorama looks best if viewed in full screen. Click on the icon on the upper right hand corner (with 4 arrows pointing outward).

To properly view the Panoramas, if you have a touch screen, drag your finger across the screen and the Panorama scrolls around. Same effect using a mouse (click and hold) on a non-touch device.

Also, with a phone or a tablet, you should be able to stand, hold the device level with your eyes and turn around. The image should scroll as if you are actually there turning your head.